The April 2015 issue of StepMom Magazine is HERE!
This month offers you lots of great advice on some pretty touchy topics—and a few taboo ones! Sometimes we really do have to learn to live with things: stepchildren we don’t like, exes who interfere in our relationships and changes that are beyond our control (yet affect our daily lives).
But a stepmom’s happiness and well-being are just as important as anyone else’s are. This month, our writers help you under- stand what you can do to work through the inevitable without sacrificing either one.
So, don’t settle by simply “learning to live with things” that don’t feel right. Read on and learn to thrive! Here’s what you’ll find inside when you subscribe:
THE APRIL ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
Who Are You?
What Your Personality Says About You As a Stepparent
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW
Why the “Blended Family” Label Does More Harm Than Good
BY TRISHA LADOGNA
Is Your Stepchild Hard to Like?
Learning to Live With Your Package Deal
BY JENNA KORF
Three’s a Crowd
When Stepkids Don’t Want Another Parent
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA
Take It or Leave It
What Every Stepmom Should Know About Accepting Advice
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC
What I Think About … Ex-Wives and Taxes
Any Given Saturday
Should Kids Get to Opt Out of Visitation Time With Dad?
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG
Speak So Your Stepkids Will Hear You
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA
Becoming a Grandma
Stepfamily Drama: Take Two!
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE
Separation and Shared Parenting Agreements
Guidelines for Getting It in Writing
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ
THE LOOKING GLASS
Our Monthly Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More
ON THE TIPPING POINT
Smile! You Married an Uncomfortable Future
BY MS. TAKEN
ON THE MONEY
10 Ways to Increase Your Savings Today
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW
5 Tips for Taking That Necessary Break
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT
REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.